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May 15, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, May 15, 2009

Segments From this episode

Preventing ads from topping Google

May 15, 2009
Ever since Google started selling ads above its search list, competitors have been able to place themselves above searches. But businesses may be able to use trademark confusion as legal means to stop the practice. Janet Babin reports.

Insurers claim bailout will cover losses

May 15, 2009
Yesterday, the Treasury Department revealed six insurance companies are eligible for about $22 billion in taxpayer bailout money. John Dimsdale explores the companies' reasoning for asking for the money.

Retirement dreams face new reality

May 15, 2009
The recession has been a wake-up call for Americans who weren't preparing adequately for retirement. Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the changing picture for older workers.

Cut Chrysler dealer still has drive

May 15, 2009
Amaral Motors in Newtown, Conn. was a five-star Chrysler dealer. But after finding itself on the automaker's 800-dealer cut list, the generations-owned family business has to come up with a new plan. Amy Scott has the story.

The Weekly Wrap

May 15, 2009
Kai Ryssdal goes through this week's news with Mike Mandel, chief economist for Businessweek, and Megan McArdle from The Atlantic's Business Channel.

Putting a new value on the golden years

May 15, 2009
One of the essentials of the traditional American Dream has been to have a secure, happy retirement in your 60's. But unlike the Depression Era generation, many baby boomers haven't saved enough. And that's forcing them to rethink what it means to retire. Sam Eaton reports.

Music from the episode

Carry the Zero Built To Spill
Galvanize The Chemical Brothers
Falling Over Evening The Six Parts Seven